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A Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne

1876 - Griffith and Farran, London - Fourth Printing. [New Edition]
A smart copy with the same pictorial covers and 52 full page monochrome illustrations by Riou as the first English edition of 1871.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth literally plunges the reader into the centre of the earth through vivid description, detailed explanations, and the "eyewitness" accounts of the narrator. On the most basic level, Journey is an adventure story, a tale of the obstacles, encounters, and wonders.

The eccentric scientist Professor Hardwigg finds directions to the centre of the earth in an old book and sets out, along with his nephew Henry and the guide Hans, to Iceland where they find the mountain and the shaft that allows them access to the depths of the earth. On a deeper level the story can be seen as man's journey into himself, always probing deeper for what lies at his centre. [Mitchell]
 
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The Adventures of a Chinaman in China - Jules Verne

1889 - Lee and Shepard, Boston - Early Illustrated Edition
Jules Verne’s story of a wealthy young Chinaman, Kin-Fo, who is, after much happiness, burdened with the loss of of a major investment in a U.S. bank. But this loss sends him out into the world to seek not only a new fortune, but adventures more thrilling.

A Jules Verne adventure story with an edge of philosophical humour as well as criticism for topics such as the British opium trade in China.

A sharp, near fine copy, profusely illustrated with 50 plates and drawings taken from the original French edition.
 
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1911 - Vincent Parke and Company, New York - Prince of Wales Edition, Number 25 of 500 Limited Copies
‘The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived’ – Arthur C. Clarke

A superb 15 volume limited edition set of the works of Jules Verne, handsomely bound, each illustrated with full page colour and tinted plates protected by descriptive tissue guards.

This collection features Verne’s most famous stories, including
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, From the Earth to the Moon, Five Weeks in a Balloon, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Mysterious Island, and Around the World in Eighty Days, among many others. 
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They Found Atlantis - Inscribed - Dennis Wheatley

1936 - Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), London - Third impression
A nice example of the first book in the ‘Lost World’ series, inscribed ‘For Edmund Pike, With every good wish from Dennis Wheatley, April 15th 36’

‘The documentation of the legend of Atlantis, the detail of the underwater explorations and the grotesquerie of fabulous deep-sea monsters, hostile to human invaders, make this book worth reading.’ – Beatrice Sherman, The New York Times.

‘Dennis Wheatley has conceived one of the most amazing tales since the days of Jules Verne and Wells... boredom vanishes with the wave of Wheatley's magic pen.’ – Los Angeles Times.
 
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Price HK$ 1,400